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Today's News

  • State police plan new station

    The state police are planning a new local station on a hilltop on the east side of town.

    The new building would be on the northeast corner of South Commerce Street and N.M. Highway 104, just across from KFUN Hill. When the police station is completed, officers will move out of the old one.

    The current station is at Second Street and Mills Avenue; state police officials have said that the new site will give them immediate response to emergencies on Interstate 25, the busiest highway in the area.

  • Mural project gets city money

    A local group wants to celebrate northern New Mexico’s history with a downtown mural, and now it has most of the money to complete this project.

    Last week, the City Council approved $15,000 for the paneling and materials for the mural, which will be called, “The People’s History of Northern New Mexico.” The total price tag is $25,000.

  • West asked to support wind farm

    Supporters of a proposed industrial wind farm in the Bernal area near Interstate 25 contend the towering windmills would bring a lot of money to the West Las Vegas schools because the project is within district boundaries.

    But opponents say the turbines would hurt the area’s scenery and pose health risks to neighbors.

    Recently, the West board was asked to support a resolution in favor of the proposed wind farm, which is being pushed by Chicago-based Invenergy.

  • Letter: Mil Gracias

    The Mora Council of the Knights of Columbus, Council 9889, would like to thank the following businesses for their contributions; they made our yearly celebration a success.

    The luncheon was held on Dec. 20 at the St. Gertrude Parish Hall in Mora. The whole community was invited to join us. Our council served 250-plus meals.

    Contributors were The Bank of Las Vegas, Community First Bank, Salman Ranch, Robert Serna, Ralph Anderson, Nelson Funeral Home, and Russell’s Super Market.

    Thank you all for your generosity.

    Joseph F. Pacheco

    Mora County

  • Letter: Turbines not best alternative

    A landowner in El Valle, who stands to profit from the Invenergy Industrial facility on the mesa next to Starvation Peak, has approached the board of directors of West Las Vegas High School to gain support for the project. As you probably know from previous opinions on the subject, most people in our neighborhood reject the location for the wind turbines. More than 300 petition (signatures) have been gathered against it.  

  • RMAC baseball: Cowboys picked 2nd

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Mesa State College baseball team is picked to win the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference regular season championship for the sixth year in a row, according to the RMAC’s eight head baseball coaches. The Mavericks are also expected to win the Mountain Division.

    New Mexico Highlands is expected to finish second. The Cowboys have RMAC Preseason Pitcher of the Year Drew Vassil and five total players on the league’s preseason team.

  • Council debates Dodge contract

    Members of the Las Vegas City Council said Wednesday that they like the performance of City Manager Timothy Dodge, but they disagreed over the process of giving him a contract.

    And Dodge himself said the former city attorney, Carlos Quiñones, failed to draft a contract for him, despite the governing body’s direction to do so. Quiñones’ last day was Dec. 31.

  • Cowboys slam WSC

    Roman Andrade wasted no time Saturday night in erasing the memory of the previous night’s heartbreaking loss to Mesa State.

    Andrade, New Mexico Highlands’ leading scorer, burned the Western State Mountaineers for 25 points in the opening half alone and finished with 35 as the Cowboys won 100-72.

  • Letter: 'Old time politics' still alive and well

    In Mayor Tony Marquez’s recent  press release announcing that he would not run for re-election, he took credit for “liberating” our city government from “old time politics and the patron system.” Mayor Marquez also stated that he chose to “side with the people.” What “people” was Mayor Marquez referring to? I was not one of them.

  • Vegas man arrested on drug charges

    Authorities arrested a local man Thursday after they found drug-distribution equipment at his Highlands University residence, officials said.

    Agents from the Region IV Narcotics Task Force, which consisted of officers from the campus and city police and the Sheriff’s Department, executed a narcotics search warrant on Michael A. Strand Sr., 51.